WHAT STELLA WANTS
P.I. Stella Valocchi and her partner/lover Jake Carpenter are thrust into a dangerous situation involving the CIA, suspected chemical weapons and Eastern European spies when an old friend from high school calls them for help and then, supposedly, dies in a car explosion only to turn up alive later. What Stella Wants (4), by Nancy Bartholomew, is an on-the-edge-of-your-seat read. The characters are well drawn and likeable. Plus, the story is exciting.